Black Panther 2 and Captain Marvel 2: Everything You Need to Know
The Marvels

Black Panther 2 and Captain Marvel 2 now have their official titles — Black Panther: Wakanda Forever and The Marvels, respectively. Both Marvel movies are slated for 2022.

Official Titles

Marvel just revealed the Black Panther 2 title: Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. This comes as a cherry on top in a video just posted designed to fuel audiences' desires to return to the cinemas, titled "Marvel Studios Celebrates The Movies."

We also got another new title: Captain Marvel 2 is officially The Marvels. On Marvel.com, the studio detailed that Brie Larson (Captain Marvel) is joined by Teyonah Parris (Monica Rambeau) and Iman Vellani (Kamala Khan) in the film, according to TomsGuide.

Black Panther 2

Black Panther 2 and Captain Marvel 2: Everything You Need to Know

RELEASE DATE

Black Panther 2 is now officially Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. It's coming on July 8, 2022. While details about the film have been sparse, rampant speculation suggests Shuri (Letitia Wright), will become the new Black Panther. Director Ryan Coogler has emphasized that T'Challa will not be recast, nor will the late Chadwick Boseman be digitally inserted. Coogler is also working on a TBA Disney Plus show set in Wakanda.

PLOT

We’re told that currently, the film’s opening will feature Chadwick’s Black Panther character in costume, for a short, respectful tribute, and send off to the character. The specifics of that scene are still being decided on. But T’Challa will pass on. This will leave the state of Wakanda and the throne in disarray. We’re told many characters will vie for the throne, but ultimately one will prevail. We’ve learned Shuri will become the next Black Panther, according to Fandomwire.

Deep-sea Wakandan divers, will uncover the lost city of Atlantis. Black Panther 2 will feature the war of two hidden societies, Wakanda vs Atlantis. This will prompt the MCU debut of fan-favorite character Namor the Sub-Mariner.

We’re told a big portion of the film will be underwater, which production was already preparing rigs and costumes for before Boseman’s passing. That water-heavy production plan has not changed.

All of this connects to our previous exclusive, that someone bigger is pulling the strings to spark these warring societies… Doctor Doom.

CAST

The biggest challenge the film obviously faces is addressing the absence of Chadwick Boseman himself. With the character of Black Panther being such an important role, how does Marvel respectfully honor Chadwick Boseman, while keeping the character and world he built, moving forward?

It has been confirmed that the sequel will honour the legacy of Chadwick Boseman and won't recast the role of T'Challa. Thankfully as well, there are no plans to use a 'digital double' in the sequel, according to DigitalSpy.

Kevin Feige put rumors to bed when he announced that they would not recast the character this past December at Disney‘s Investor Day, saying the following:

“Chadwick Boseman’s portrayal of T’Challa the Black Panther is iconic. It transcends any iteration of the character, in any other medium from Marvel’s past. And it’s for that reason, that we will not recast the character. However, to honor the legacy that Chad helped us build through his portrayal of the King of Wakanda… We want to continue to explore the world of Wakanda, and all its rich and varied characters introduced in the first film. Ryan Coogler is hard at work on the sequel now. And we’ll bring it into theaters July 8th, 2022.”

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Captain Marvel 2

Black Panther 2 and Captain Marvel 2: Everything You Need to Know

RELEASE DATE

The release date set for The Marvels is November 11, 2022. Captain Marvel 2 has had this release date for some time now, but it was further stressed in Marvel Studios’ May 2021 “Back to the Movies” video hyping up the entire MCU Phase roster. Assuming the current lineup for Marvel premieres remains the same, it makes The Marvels the final Marvel movie to arrive in 2022, following the releases of Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness, Thor: Love And Thunder and Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, according to CinemaBlend.

PLOT

The Marvels script is being written by Megan McDonnell, who previously served as staff writer on all nine episodes of WandaVision and the writer on the fan-favorite “We Interrupt This Program” episode. McDonnell was hired to take on The Marvels script (when it was still called Captain Marvel 2) back in January 2020, nearly a year to the day of the WandaVision series debut on Disney+. The Marvel streaming series was McDonnell’s first professional writing credit, but you can expect that to change in the years to come following the hit series and Captain Marvel sequel with all its potential.

Captain Marvel 2 Will Continue An Origin Story WandaVision Started

Naturally, The Marvels was teased at the end of WandaVision when Teyonah Parris’ character was approached by a S.W.O.R.D. agent turned Skrull, who informed her that one of her mother’s friends would like to see her in space. There’s a few options here about who the Skrull was referring to, whether it be Nick Fury, Talos or Captain Marvel herself. Either way, Monica Rambeau is getting an expanded role in the upcoming movie.

CAST

The Captain Marvel 2 Cast Includes Brie Larson, Teyonah Parris, Iman Vellani And More

Captain Marvel will of course see the return of Brie Larson as Carol Danvers in a story that is expected to follow the current timeline of the MCU, as opposed to staying in the ‘90s, where the original told her origins. Joining the cast so far are three other women: Teyonah Parris, Iman Vellani, and Zawe Ashton.

Teyonah Parris will reprise her role as Monica Rambeau after her character was recently re-introduced in WandaVision. The actress portrays a grownup version of the young daughter of Carol’s fighter best friend, Maria.

Iman Vellani will be taking on the role of Kamala Khan, aka Ms. Marvel following the actor and character’s MCU debut with the upcoming Disney+ series Ms. Marvel. How Vellani’s character will be integrated into the story remains a mystery at this time, but we should have more answers after the show launches at some point near the end of 2021.

Zawe Ashton will serve as a villain in The Marvels’ but her character’s identity has yet to be revealed and was only made official in February 2021, per Deadline.

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